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|Scientific Name||Tetracamphilius notatus (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)|
|Type Locality||Faradje, Orientale Province, Congo.|
|Etymology||From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes.|
|Size||33mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.
These fish have a light possibly beige base coloration with the upper surface of the head darker and areas of pigmentation along the back. A darker spot is visible above the start of the anal fin and below the adipose fin, extending to the mid-flank.
|Distribution||Known from the mainstream of the Ubangui, from several of its larger and smaller tributaries,and from the Lufira in Eastern Congo.|
|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Furniture||Appear to prefer sandy bottoms and fast flowing water.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 37 (art. 25).Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5). The Catfishes of Africa(pg.174)|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:07 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:51)|